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During his tenure from 1869 to 1887, Father Bourassa’s pulpit was a place of manipulation, slander and frequent excommunication of those who opposed him. While abusing his powerful position, the tyrannical priest built an empire on the backs of the French Canadian millworkers of the ‘Flats’ of the growing city of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Water’s Redemption, a historical During his tenure from 1869 to 1887, Father Bourassa’s pulpit was a place of manipulation, slander and frequent excommunication of those who opposed him. While abusing his powerful position, the tyrannical priest built an empire on the backs of the French Canadian millworkers of the ‘Flats’ of the growing city of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Water’s Redemption, a historical fiction, traces the interconnecting lives of families trapped within the parish boundaries of Father Bourassa and the efforts made to remove him as his attack on his people mounted. The thoughtful comment of a Holyoke reporter, reflecting upon the legal actions taken against one such powerful French Canadian priest, gave birth to this story. “This experience as well as some that the Irish Catholics have gone through, is teaching these people a little independence. It is encouraging to see the superstitious veneration for the priests weakening and when the people learn that a priest is to be blamed when he does wrong, the same as any other man, the priests themselves will be more apt to do right.” Springfield Daily Republican October 26, 1879 For readers who appreciate research, this plot is based in historical events referenced from local newspaper articles of the period, focused the infamous burning of Precious Blood parish and the illicit activities of its priest. If you loved Fortune’s Rock, this book is for you.


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During his tenure from 1869 to 1887, Father Bourassa’s pulpit was a place of manipulation, slander and frequent excommunication of those who opposed him. While abusing his powerful position, the tyrannical priest built an empire on the backs of the French Canadian millworkers of the ‘Flats’ of the growing city of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Water’s Redemption, a historical During his tenure from 1869 to 1887, Father Bourassa’s pulpit was a place of manipulation, slander and frequent excommunication of those who opposed him. While abusing his powerful position, the tyrannical priest built an empire on the backs of the French Canadian millworkers of the ‘Flats’ of the growing city of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Water’s Redemption, a historical fiction, traces the interconnecting lives of families trapped within the parish boundaries of Father Bourassa and the efforts made to remove him as his attack on his people mounted. The thoughtful comment of a Holyoke reporter, reflecting upon the legal actions taken against one such powerful French Canadian priest, gave birth to this story. “This experience as well as some that the Irish Catholics have gone through, is teaching these people a little independence. It is encouraging to see the superstitious veneration for the priests weakening and when the people learn that a priest is to be blamed when he does wrong, the same as any other man, the priests themselves will be more apt to do right.” Springfield Daily Republican October 26, 1879 For readers who appreciate research, this plot is based in historical events referenced from local newspaper articles of the period, focused the infamous burning of Precious Blood parish and the illicit activities of its priest. If you loved Fortune’s Rock, this book is for you.

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